How to Make Gunpowder with Salt and Sugar!

We here at Don’t Get Bit have always held the ideas that, sure we’re awesome, sure we are deadly and sure we give great advice. But underlying that is the idea that, FOR GOD SAKES WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GUYS F*CKING YOURSELVES UP!

The best chemistry experiments are those you can perform with items already laying around your house. With only some sugar, salt substitute and an instant cold pack, you can make your very own gunpowder! Being able to make homemade gunpowder without a trip to the store can be a lifesaver, no matter if it’s just for testing out a Civil War-era musket, blowing up stubborn tree stumps, or preparing for battle when imperialists overrun your country.

Materials You Need…

  • Instant cold pack
  • Salt substitute
  • Water
  • Glass jars
  • Coffee filters
  • Scale that can measure grams
  • Stove or hotplate

In making saltpeter, we combined ammonium nitrate from the cold pack with potassium chloride from the salt substitute. Chemically, the equation looks like this:

NH4NO3 + KCl -> KNO3 + NH4Cl

Essentially, what we are doing is switching around the compound words in the chemicals. We are inducing the two chemicals to exchange ions so that ammonium nitrate and potassium chloride become potassium nitrate and ammonium chloride. The potassium nitrate crystalizes while the ammonium chloride remains a liquid.

For the complete directions head over to Mad Science!

But… You can’t shoot an asteroid in the head!

Well it turns out that all of our Zombie Apocalypse “Prepper” shenanigans might be for naught. Turns out it might just be an asteroid that brings on the apocalypse. Specifically the disgusting and evil asteroid 2011 AG5.

If it follows the orbit scientists have plotted for it so far, there is a small, small chance that 2011 AG5 could hit Earth in February 2040.

Don’t quit your job and sell your house just yet. Astronomers, who have been tracking the asteroid since January 2011, say it is in an elliptical orbit that could bring it somewhere near Earth in 2040. Earth is about 8,000 miles in diameter; the asteroid appears to be about 450 feet across.

The problem is that having watched it for only about half an orbit around the Sun, the scientists cannot say for certain where it will be 28 years from now. So, for the moment, NASA’s Near Earth Object Program says the odds are about one in 625 that it could hit us in that still-distant future.

The odds of a frequent flier of dying in a plane crash are 500,000 to 1. If you’re frightened of flying, you should be terrified of this. Odds of bowling a 300 game: 11,500 to 1. Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1. Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1. Odds of getting hemorrhoids: 25 to 1. Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1. More odds below the fold… Continue reading

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Gear: The Battle Mug!

The OPMOD Battle Mug is like no other mug you’ve seen! This massive mountain of a mug combines three Mil-Spec 1913 scope rails and a block of CNC-machined 6061 T6 billet aluminum with the capacity to hold a sizable 24 ounces of your favorite frothy beverage. The OPMOD Battle Mug is built to military specs – the rails are real military-specification rails, the handle is an actual AR-15 carry handle mounted to one of the rails, and the body is serious hard-core metal, machined out of a 13.5-pound solid block of aluminum. You can load up the OP-MOD Battle Mug just like you would your trusty AR – pile on a scope, a laser sight, holo sight, or any other tactical gear you want. With its Mil-Spec Type III anodized finish and a crenelated base, the OP MOD Battle Mug is just as good for fending off foes as kicking back with a beer – though we recommend the latter. Each one is custom-engraved with its own unique serial number and includes a removable AR15 carry handle. Last but not definitely least – the OPMOD Battle Mug is proudly made in the USA!

Chew.

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It`s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn`t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu`s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

The Harvey award and multiple Eisner award winning, New York Times Best Selling series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by JOHN LAYMAN (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and PUFFED) with mind-blowing art by ROB GUILLORY…. CHEW!

Zombie Chickens Goin’ In Yer Bellay!

I’ve been been doing this Zombie schtick for a few years now and things like this, that I read everyday, still make me say “WTF?”. So here you go add one more… Is farming brain-dead chickens morally ethical? Dude finds a way to brain-kill chickens, tuning them into zombies and keep them growing. Then they’re going to feed you these. One more reason that I DO NOT EAT POULTRY! ZOMBIE CHICKENS!

Architecture Student André Ford is proposing raising chickens for meat in vertical racks after severing their frontal cortexes, rendering them effectively brain-dead. It would be much, much more efficient, there’s no doubt about that, but would it be any more ethical than current factory farms? The images of the conceptual chicken racks are fairly disturbing- the chickens are suspended, completely immobile, with their feet removed. Tubes feed water and nutrients directly into the them while other tubes carry away waste. The chickens themselves, though, aren’t suffering at all, since their brains have been surgically cut in half, rendering them permanently unconscious. Basically, what you’re looking at aren’t animals anymore: they’re just pieces of meat that are being grown for consumption.

Zombie Apocalypse Weapons Pron: Meet the M26 12-Gauge M.A.S.S.

The lightweight M26 12-Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) attaches to the M4 Carbine and zeroes to the host weapon. It is also designed to operate as a stand-alone system, and comes with a recoil-absorbing, collapsible buttstock. With a Picatinny rail on top, the receiver can be used to mount sighting equipment. The bolt handle (charging handle) is mountable on either side for ambidextrous handling.

After over a decade of development, and testing and tweaking, the U.S. Army is finally issuing the M26 12 Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun Systems (MASS) to the troops. There are two versions of MASS. The one that attaches underneath the barrel of an assault rifle weighs 1.2 kg (2.7 pounds) and is 420mm (16.5 inches) long. The standalone version weighs 1.9 kg (4.25 pounds) and is 610mm (24 inches) long (with the stock collapsed). Both versions of the M26 have a five round magazine and are basically a 12 gauge shotgun that can be operated right or left handed. It fires solid shot for blasting open closed doors or lower velocity, non-lethal (most of the time) rubber slugs for dealing with hostile crowds.

Dead bodies to be burned to heat UK swimming pool… YOU CRAZY BRITS!

Meanwhile in LONDON… Dead bodies will be burned to heat a swimming pool in the U.K. — and the British government is considering adopting the idea across the country.

Senior lawmaker Sir George Young, the leader of the House of Commons, told The Telegraph newspaper that he would “die a happier man” if he could arrange for his cremation to provide heat for swimmers. Redditch Borough Council is set to become the first local government body in England to use heat from a crematorium to warm a pool this spring, the newspaper reported.

“The government is aware of this particular scheme,” Young said. “The Department for Energy and Climate Change will shortly be publishing its heat strategy and this will explore the potential for better recovery and reuse of wasted heat in schemes such as this one.” The incinerators used to burn bodies reach temperatures of 1,472 degrees Fahrenheit and cited estimates that using the waste heat from the Redditch crematorium could save more than $22,000 per year.

Redditch Borough Council will be the first authority in the country to use a crematorium to heat a swimming pool. Work has already begun on the project, which is expected to be completed this spring. Since the plans were approved in February last year, they have won an award from the Green Organisation.

Carole Gandy, the leader of Redditch Borough Council, was quoted as saying she would rather the energy was used than “just see it going out of the chimney and heating the sky.”

“It will make absolutely no difference to the people who are using the crematorium for services,” she told The Telegraph. “I do recognise some people might not like it, but if they don’t they don’t have to use our crematorium. I wouldn’t want them to do that but they have to make that choice.”

Unison, a labor union representing public workers, has described the idea as “sick and an insult to local residents,” The Telegraph reported. It added that Durham Crematorium, in northern England, was thinking about fitting turbines to its burners in order to create electricity that could potentially power 1,500 televisions.

Psychopath with a Zombie Complex.


Killing for a living after the Zombie Apocalypse is not going to be an easy thing for most civilized human beings. Not to say that if someone broke into my house and was going to hurt anyone currently in said residence then… well… Let’s just say that the next day all of you would wake up, pop open a browser window and see in the headlines one of those “Worlds Dumbest Criminal” headlines.

Man breaks into house of Zombie Apocalypse Aficionados, outcome bad for thief.

Anywhoo… The normal run-of-the-mill American citizen would be unable to deal with the situation. Zombies everywhere, everything you loved is gone, everyone you know is a walking corpse, only yesterday you watched as your entire family was torn to shreds in front of you and there was nothing you could do to save them, gangs of thugs terrorize your Survival Team and all hope will seem lost however the only thing left to do is to get to some zombie killing and start destroying what in shape would be human and quite possibly even friends and family in the most gory ways possible. Who do you know that would be able to cope with this situation? Let’s look at a real world scenario and then expand that to the entire world.

You’re waiting in line at the bank and there are 5 people in front of you and 5 people behind you and there are 10 bank employees working throughout the bank. A man with a mask and a gun walks in and yells “Everyone get down on the ground!” firing shots into the air. Of those 20 people how many would spring into action, easily swarming the robber, disarming the thief and walking away a hero? Probably… none. I would assume that every person including yourself would get down on the floor immediately. This is the flight or fight response.

This is the body’s response to perceived threat or danger. During this reaction, certain hormones like adrenalin and cortisol are released, speeding the heart rate, slowing digestion, shunting blood flow to major muscle groups, and changing various other autonomic nervous functions, giving the body a burst of energy and strength. Originally named for its ability to enable us to physically fight or run away when faced with danger, it’s now activated in situations where neither response is appropriate,

Now take those 20 people, yourself, and even the armed bank robber and put say 40,000 zombies outside the doors of the bank. Fast, flesh eating zombies are attacking anyone outside and everyone in the bank has watched over a dozen people get run down in the parking lot, attacked, eaten and then watched as they got to their feet and began to run down, attack, and eat living people right in front of the huge glass windows that line the bank’s walls. You have no guns, except for the robber’s and your own. Who springs into action, easily locking down the bank, killing the 2 people inside that had been bitten and fall asleep that night a hero safe and sound in a very secure location? Probably no one.

What kind of person can? Well besides me and my Survival Team? Psychopaths. A Psychopath is a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts. Psychopaths are very flamboyant with how they deal with their disorder. Some famous psychopaths that you might know are Charles Manson, Richard Ramirez, Theodore Bundy and David Berkowitz. This is the guy you ave to have on our team, he is a cold blooded human-hunter with a free ticket to kill every one he sees without a pulse.

Am I wrong? Nope.

Recently I read this article on Rodney Alcala, the recently convicted sadistic serial killer called “The Dating Game Killer” because he was once a contestant on the TV series. A man with an IQ alleged to be that of a genius and who may be responsible for up to a minimum of 50 murders since his first known attack on a second grade girl in 1968. Not only a rapist and murderer, he liked to torture his victims, sometimes strangling and then resuscitating his victim, only to take them to the brink of death again before he finally tired of them and killed them. A true psychopath, he saw others as only objects for his entertainment, human playthings that he stalked, broke and then unceremoniously disposed of. One of the most frightening aspects of “The Dating Game Killer” is that they found a footlocker full of photographs of women, men, girls and boys. Most of whom have never been identified. You can go here to see some of the photos and notify authorities if you recognize anyone. Are these unknown victims? No one is sure but there are over 2000 photos. Alcala, now 66, has been behind bars since 1979, but many investigators continued to believe he was responsible for an untold number of unsolved, and perhaps undetected violent crimes.

Isn’t this who we need on our Zombie Apocalypse Survival Teams? Someone who can get up at the ass-crack of dawn, pull on his boots, grab his machete and head out for a day of hacking and slashing humans? Isn’t this who we all like to pretend we’ll be in the Z.A.? It sure is. I can site thousands of Facebook posts on my site page alone where we have debated how best to see zombies as objects for our entertainment, semi-human playthings that we would stalk, break and then unceremoniously dispose of.

Am I wrong? NOPE.

Who’s going to have the make-up to be a Zombie Apocalypse Survivor? Who is going to have the guts to wake up and de-animate their families, friends, co-workers and heros like Bill Freakin’ Murray? I would guess not many. Or maybe all of us have a little David Berkowitz, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Rodney Alcala, Jeffery Dahmer and Richard Ramirez in us? Will the Zombie Apocalypse flip that kill-switch or will we find most people putting a gun in their mouth and pulling the trigger? I would again assume the latter. Are you ready? I’m not talking about supplies, I’m talking about mentally? If your answer is no then you are like 99.999% of the world. Killing for a living just isn’t in your cards.

A Valentine’s Day She Will Never Forget

Bacon Roses

How To Make Bacon Roses

Alright guys, I know V-Day is coming up fast, and you’re probably desperate for some ideas, so Chef is going to fill you in on what to give your Valentine for this special occasion without sacrificing your man card. Follow the simple step-by step directions below to create your very own Z-Poc inspired love letter, and then follow the link attached to the bacon roses picture for instructions on how to make these delicious looking treats.

Zombie Apocalypse Inspired Love Letter

You will need:
2 pieces of high quality black colored paper.
1 white or silver colored sharpie or gel marker.
A box of chocolates or her favorite candy

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Zombies Out… Genies are the new scourge of the apocalypse!

I’ve been gone for a few days due to some personal stuff and when I come back (I’m not completely back yet) look at the first thing I look at when I open my email which has for some reason been sent 18 times from different people…

A Saudi defense lawyer has asked court to summon a GENIE claimed to have possessed a judge who has been arrested on corruption charges, the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz reported on Saturday. Forget the Zombie Apocalypse… Bring on the Genie Apocalypse! I take a lot of flack from people saying that there is no such thing nor will there EVER be such a thing as a “zombie”. Well I say if there can be Genies… then there most certainly be ZOMBIES!

The case of the corrupt judge in Madina has taken a new turn and witnessed new developments as the lawyer of an absent defendant has asked court to summon the Genie to testify, the paper said.

If what the accused judge said about the jinn, then this jinn could be bad and blasphemous…this jinn could have been sent by a bad sorcerer because witchcraft is bad and non-Islamic.

In a report on the case early this week, Okaz said the accused judge told court he was under a magic spell a Genie when he was involved in such practices.